Ian Ritchie has been appointed an advisor to the Foundation, representing The Royal Academy of Arts. The Trustees of the Foundation are: Richard Haryott (Chairman), Povl Ahm, Philip Dowson, Bob Emmerson, Duncan Michael, Brian Perry and Mike Shears. The other advisors are Sir Eric Ash for The Royal Academy of Engineers, Tony Flint for The Institute of Structural Engineers, Max Fordham for The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Sir Alan Muir Wood for Institute of Civil Engineers, and Gordon Benson for Royal Institute of British Architects. The Ove Arup Foundation give funds to worthy causes within the field of the built environment. It is focussed primarily upon supporting education projects from primary school level to University and beyond.